The 770,000 is from the BPI Yearbook and comes from the BMRB, worked out using panel sales x 17. It's probably not a bad choice as the exercise that determined it had only recently been carried out, though it probably errs on the side of generosity.Robbie wrote:I've had those figures for quite a while, several years in fact and I'm assuming that they are the actual figures given in the 1977 BPI Yearbook. Perhaps the sales figure from 1976 for "Dancing Queen" has been revised or the higher 860,000 figure is shipments? The BPI used the BMRB panel sales figures for 1976 (and applied a multiplier to convert them into total market sales) and we know how unreliable at times this method can be.johnnyboy wrote:Robbie - where did you get those sales figures? Dancing Queen seems low. I though its sales were around the 860,000 mark.
They performed SOS 3 times on the 2,16,30 October 1975. It doesn't say "video" so I assume they either don't know it was a video, or it was live. All 3 shows were wiped.johnnyboy wrote:I have a query about ABBA. I know they performed Waterloo in 1974 and recently I saw them perform Mamma Mia for the Christmas 1976 show. What other songs did they perform?
I believe they did SOS too but footage of this has been destroyed.
I believe it may well do in other parts of the world. It was still going in several countries when the UK cancelled it.Crazy4Brit wrote:Does TOTP still exist?!
"Being seen" as TOTP isn't really the same as actually being TOTP but it's a step in the right direction I guess for the BBC...Digital Spy wrote:The BBC is reportedly relaunching Top of the Pops on the internet.
The Radio 1 Official Chart Show will be revamped on February 26 to include online videos, live performances and interviews with artists who appear in the Top Ten.
Host Reggie Yates, who campaigned for the return of Top of the Pops alongside Fearne Cotton, will hand a special prize to the act that reaches number one each week and fans can send in questions via Twitter and Facebook.
"This really is being seen as Top of the Pops for the 21st century at the Beeb and we have high hopes it could be very popular with hundreds of thousands of people watching the show on their laptops," a source told The Mirror.
"It mixes old elements of the hit series with live chats with the acts, chart fans should love it."
Controller of BBC Radio 1 Ben Cooper added: "This is the Chart Show for the 21st century. I'm very excited about this innovation.
"Young people will be logging on to listen, watch and take part in the show. I hope that this will be to our young listeners what listening to the chart and waiting to record your favourite pop songs was for another generation."
Insiders have predicted that the show could end up on TV if its online run is successful.
Olly Murs recently expressed an interest in hosting a new version of Top of the Pops.
It's an awful record! He was well past his prime by now and he looks desolate without his backing band.Blondini wrote:Glitter shown. It's appalling! Was he trying to make a soul record?
Noel making a gag about "flashers" hanging round lamp-posts!
I noticed The Drifters appeared earlier than in the listing from above.CZB wrote:Against the odds, the Gary Glitter track is airing as I type, in what would appear to be a full version of the original edition. Although this has followed Thin Lizzy as per the list above, the other excised track from earlier, by the Drifters, actually appeared after Elvis Presley and before Leo Sayer, not as per that list....
But the DJ's had Music WeekRobbie wrote:Radio 1 didn't use a top 40 back in 1977, it was still a top 30. As I posted above, Radio 1 started to use a top 40 from Tuesday May 9, 1978.
How true, shame his 1st performance of Rock and Roll Part 2 isn't shown (if it hasn't been wiped) it was what TOTP was all about at the time.Blondini wrote:No, but that song should!Thriller wrote:I'm glad Glitter was shown, history should not be erased.
On Glitter's TOTP performance of it takes all night long.. Having watched it yesterday It was a live performance of the song and so sounded awful compared with the highly polished version. So I hope you were not judging the song on the TOTP performance of it.BrainDamageII wrote:How true, shame his 1st performance of Rock and Roll Part 2 isn't shown (if it hasn't been wiped) it was what TOTP was all about at the time.Blondini wrote:No, but that song should!Thriller wrote:I'm glad Glitter was shown, history should not be erased.